Breakthrough: Katalin Karikó and the mRNA Vaccine

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientist Katalin Karik- was one of the few people who believed in the potential of mRNA to help cells fight off disease. Breakthrough chronicles Karik-'s relentless pursuit of knowledge and dedication to helping people, depicting her as an inspirational figure for readers interested in science. The book contextualizes Karik-'s work within her upbringing in Hungary, the discrimination she faced as an immigrant and woman scientist, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessible descriptions of the science behind mRNA support the main narrative, and profiles of other significant figures in the development of the mRNA vaccine illustrate how scientific achievement is never earned alone.

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6" x 9"
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Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Twenty-First Century Books
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